Fresh cauliflower tossed with hot wing sauce; then roasted until golden brown is a tasty way to add a little spice to your recipes.
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Hot sauce is not something I normally keep in the house; however, as I was recently cleaning out my refrigerator I saw I had a bottle that was about to expire.
I decided to toss it with some fresh cauliflower for this quick and easy Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower vegetable side dish.
The hot sauce really gave this cauliflower a nice flavor with a little heat. The best part is that this recipe uses only two ingredients, was gluten and dairy free and Keto diet friendly!
Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables; especially when roasted. They get a little caramelized and add another dimension to flavor.
What does Buffalo Sauce Mean?
The name Buffalo Sauce was invented in a bar in Buffalo, NY when the owner combined hot sauce, butter and cayenne pepper together.
Today, you can buy it already prepared in the condiment aisle of your local grocery store.
How do you cut down a head of cauliflower into florets
- Cut the cauliflower into four sections; then rinse under cold water and pat dry.
- Cut the core out on a diagonal
- Break apart the cauliflower into florets either with your hands or a knife
- Cutting Board
- Dry Measuring Cups
- Mixing Bowl
- Oven Safe Baking Dish (or Sheet Pan)
For this recipe you'll need the following ingredients:
Cauliflower: I used fresh whole cauliflower cut down into florets. To save time, you can also use defrosted frozen cauliflower florets.
Franks Red Hot Wing Sauce: There are certainly other brands, but I like this brand because it's not too spicy.
How do you make Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower?
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F; then spray a baking dish or sheet pan with cooking spray. Cut down the cauliflower into florets; then add to a mixing bowl along with the hot sauce.
Toss to coat; then place the florets into the dish or on the sheet pan. Cook for 30 minutes or until the cauliflower is fork tender and golden brown.
Because buffalo hot sauce is usually on the spicier side, pairing it with a meal that isn't as spicy might be the best option. That is unless you prefer "theme" dinners, then I suggest Buffalo Chicken Pasta!
- Beef: Cheesy Meatloaf or Parmesan Encrusted Roast Beef
- Poultry: Ritz Cracker Baked Chicken, Almond Encrusted Chicken Cutlets or Whole Roasted Cajun Chicken
- Pork: Brown Butter & Sage Pan Seared Pork Chops, Cream Cheese and Chive Stuffed Pork Chops or Mustard & Sage Potato Encrusted Pork Cutlets
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More Buffalo Hot Sauce Recipes
- Chicken Spaghetti Squash
- Buffalo Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups
- Reduced Fat Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Hooter's Buffalo Wings (Copycat)
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Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F; then spray a baking dish or sheet pan with cooking spray.
- Cut down the cauliflower into florets; then add to a mixing bowl along with the hot sauce.
- Toss to coat; then place the florets into the dish or on the sheet pan. Cook for 30 minutes or until the cauliflower is fork tender and golden brown.